Archive for ‘everyday life’

August 26, 2018

Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer – “Vertigo” from “Premiere livre de pièces pour clavecin”

by ada

Just a quick reminder that I’m still living (unfortunately not the time of my life, but what is life anyway) – and with the second-hand spinet I bought a few months ago to restore, also came the immediate urge to ask myself useless questions like 1) why didn’t I bought an original 18th-century two-manual French harpsichord instead* and 2) what did I do to my life and why.

The newest source of my unhappiness is this really cool harpsichord piece which I’m unable to play on my spinet because it does not have all the keys needed!** composed by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, another great Italian-born French composer (do you still remember the First? The Greatest? The one and only Giovanni Battista Lolli?), who was held in high regard by Louis XV and was also good friends with Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, the sexiest composer ever.

Who cares that Charles Burney found his music boring? I definitely don’t.

* guess why. Just guess. Will you buy one for me if I set up a Donate button? As a thank-you I am willing to continue this blog with the present speed of one post every three months. Me thinks it’s a good deal.

** I didn’t open the spinet in two months because I don’t have the time (what did I do to my life and why?), but what I can already tell for sure is that the times when I still could tell the difference between the temperaments Werckmeister II and III are, alas, over***

*** but now I totally can tell you the difference between the second-degree atrioventricular block types Mobitz I and II!

January 1, 2018

music for the first day of 2018 – Aria “Laß uns, o höchster Gott” from the cantata “Jesu, nun sei gepreiset” BWV 41 by Johann Sebastian Bach

by ada

Let’s start 2018 with an aria first performed exactly 293 years ago – on a Monday, just like today – and wish for the same Johann Sebastian Bach once did: that in a year from today we’ll still have all the reasons to be thankful to God.

December 30, 2017

love is the voice under all silences

by ada

It has been twenty-five years since I first sung this song and it still feels the same.

Some things never change.

December 17, 2017

my Linz neighbourhood

by ada

December 6, 2017

November recap

by ada

November felt like it will never end – I struggled to cope with life on every possible level. I was homesick for Bregenz, didn’t really get Linz and went to work with a pain of anxiety in my stomach every day. It did not really help that, for the first time in my life, I worked in the classic 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday setting and absolutely hated it. It made me finally understand all those TGIF memes on the internet, haha.

No wonder that I accomplished almost nothing in November other than visiting the small town of Haag…

…the abbey of Melk, inspiration setting for Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose…

…and the oldest Austrian town, Enns:

I’ve already met Hungarians on the top of the Mount St. Odile, under the lighthouse in the Lindauer haven, in the Migros on the Marktstrasse in Bern and on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg. So I wasn’t even surprised to see this in Mauthausen:

Very much like Hungarians, black cats are everywhere, too. Here they provide security services:

In the middle of November I spent a few days at home. We celebrated my sister’s birthday…

…made some half-hearted attempt at Christmas decoration…

…and played board games with Milo, Móricka and The Cat:

The rest of the month I slept through in a Sevofluran induced coma, only going out in the evenings to buy food.

December 5, 2017

the gloomy month of November

by ada

A gloomy month indeed; spent with some good books. I didn’t become a fan of Maisie Dobbs, though.

November 26, 2017

October recap

by ada

On the first day of October (yep, we’re still talking 2015 here) I left Bregenz and crossed Austria to my next placement in Linz:

I moved into my new service apartment only to find out that, due to some mysterious hospital bureaucracy problems (which, to this day, are still unclear to me)  I can’t start working until November. So in a two-hour time span I 1) took a job and had it postponed 2) moved in and out of this room. I should have taken this as a warning sign, turn on my heels and run, never looking back – this would have saved me nine months of misery. Too bad I’m not good at listening to my gut feelings, haha.

Anyway. I had a month to pass, so I took my stuff to a friend’s place and left Linz for Budapest, just on the same day I arrived, to spend the following two weeks at home with my family:

We went on a lot of adventures (properly geared up, of course)…

…and even the rain could not hold us back…

…from meeting crocodiles with sharp teeth…

…and watching sharks being fed:

Most of the time, we had fun…

…until it got to the point of making important decisions, like who gets to drive the car:

Fortunately all we had to do for peace was to bring Halloween a few weeks forward:

Our hard work resulted in this:

In the second half of October I took on a short assignment in Mariazell…

…the home of gingerbread…

…and Our Lady of Hungary:

It is really the best place to spend autumn time:

I was living in a hotel for two weeks – a welcome change to all those service apartments of the past few years. This is what I saw from my balcony:

When I wasn’t leaving for work so early the moon was still up…

…I spent my days eating heart-shaped food…

…collecting autumn paraphernalia…

…and exploring the kingdom of the Ötscher…

…which is a fun place to be both during the day…

…and night:

I got to know this road leading into town…

…and this one, leading out of it, really well:

They took me to the top of mountains…

…and under ground:

Deep into forests…

…over waters…

…to my dream house where I want to spend my life…

…in good company:

I saw the first snow…

and the first snowman of the season:

I took the Stairways To Heaven…

…and some questionable forms of transportation…

…to leave Lower Austria…

…for Styria:

The final conclusion of the month? The same road leads to both heaven and hell. Where you finally end up depends on sheer luck and on that alone.

October 20, 2017

o hushed October morning mild

by ada

I liked both of these books but don’t ask me more about them, because it’s been two years since I’ve read them. Two. Whole. Years. I am the worst blogger ever.

June 9, 2017

my Mariazell neighbourhood

by ada

May 31, 2017

M&M&The Cat

by ada

May 17, 2017

September recap

by ada

I’d never thought I’d see the day when I will be able to finally finish up my summer chronicles of 2015, but here we are. I feel pretty sad actually, because I know now, retrospectively, what follows those three months of pure bliss: two nice weeks in Mariazell and nine months of depression in Linz. One thing I can promise: it won’t take another year and a half to get this blog up to date, because literally nothing happened to me during those nine months. You’ll see.

So how did I spend my last month in Vorarlberg? Splendidly!

I visited Switzerland…

…and Germany on several occasions:

I still found new to me places in Vorarlberg, too:

I took a ship to cross Lake Constance…

…and a train to venture into the moor:

I hiked through woods…

…and through sunflower fields:

I stumbled upon unexpected things…

…at unexpected places:

Some were rather strange, like this DIY boob art:

I learnt a lot about ostriches…



…and sea animals:

I also saw animals that could not…

…and that, in fact, did not exist:

I met Nemo…

…and the Emperor, who, together with the Pope, sits in the hands of Imperia:

Look at their naked butts!

I realized the difficulties people from the area have to face…

…learnt about their roots…

…admired their art…

…their housing situation…

…and that of their horses’:

Living conditions in the Lake Constance area may be ornamental…

…but people still have skeletons in their closets windows:

I also got to enjoy the company of my coworker’s dog, Casey for a whole week:

We went on international adventures…

…and also found some time to just chill out at home. She got spoiled to pieces:

On the last day of September I took a walk at the Bodensee promenade and said goodbye to Bregenz, promising to be back as soon as possible. You’ll see how it all turned out instead.

There is still a message I took away with me:

May 5, 2017

try to remember the kind of September

by ada

A book from the Weltbild shop at the Lindau Park shopping mall and another from the library shelf of my workplace. Both happened almost two years ago.


May 1, 2017

my Bregenz neighbourhood – part 2

by ada

April 30, 2017

my Bregenz neighbourhood – part 1

by ada

April 4, 2017

the art of naming your house

by ada

Giving names to your house appears to be a Swiss thing, originated back in those times when white spots on maps were filled with mysterious references to sea monsters, four-horned men and “Here Be Dragons” warnings. In those sweet times you could be living at places dedicated to delightful things like loyalty…

…or rear thighs:

The origin of some names is still a mystery…

… some seem rather obvious, though:

Sometimes naming your house is an interactive process:

My personal favourite is this one (can you guess why?):

Most of the houses are dedicated to simple, joyful living things, like plants…

…or animals:

A whole zoo…

…with a colourful collection of birds:

Weather can also be a great inspiration. The sun rises…

…to a blue sky…

…or to a rainy day:

Of course, things start to get complicated when human race enters with its doubtful attempts at civilisation. Fictive creatures appear at once…

…and bears are forced to dance:

Medieval times are represented by angels…


…and balance scales made of gold…

…to measure all your (Swedish) money…

…or shame you for the lack of it:

Virgins are obligatory…

…and such are the things virgins should know nothing about:

For preventing them from getting first-hand knowledge in the art of rear love, virgins have to be safely stored in towers…

…built on the top of green mountains…

…surrounded by green forests…

…and locked tight with keys:

There they can sit and wait for being rescued in the most contemporary way while counting down their time using sandglasses:

To their misfortune, knights do not seem to be available on the streets of Schaffhausen. The Ghost of Communism is haunting it instead!

It stirs up trouble…

…which leads to war.

Luckily, peace always sets in at the end…

…for which we can not be thankful enough!

January 27, 2017

Reading Challenge 2017 (- 2018) (- 2019, haha)

by ada

I’m currently in the middle of a midlife crisis, think health problems, work problems, family problems, financial problems, add general unhappiness and an invincible inner force to question the meaning of everything, haha; so I’m desperate for anything that could add structure or a frame to my life, for strategies to hold onto, for anything that could be helpful. I found my project 365 in 2012 to be an enormous help in bringing myself, when not exactly back on the same track, at least into motion. I don’t want to repeat it though – I’m way behind with photos on this blog anyway. So I decided to do something easier but equally fun: a reading challenge. I’m not very good at challenges, my last try was a complete failure (I finished only two books from the pile, both of them a year or two later than planned, haha), but let’s hope for a better outcome this time! (I never learn, do I?)

I got inspired by Manja Mexie’s booklist and some Reading Challenge lists floating out there on the internet but I haven’t found one that would fit my exact ideas, so I decided to create my own. Some categories are borrowed, some are made up to fit my rather narrow field of interest. My goal is to get out of my comfort zone of early 20th century detective stories but still find books that I enjoy all the same.

I’ll go down the one-book-a-week route, so 52 books it is. Of course it can be more, and of course it does not have to fit into a category on the list for me to read it. There is no particular order, but the list have to be complete with at least one title per category by 2017 December 31. I’ll be updating it continuously, just like I do with my record of finished books.

1. A book set in WW1

  • Jaroslav Hašek – Švejk, egy derék katona kalandjai a világháborúban (A hátországban / A fronton / A dicsőséges csihi-puhi / A dicsőséges csihi-puhi folytatása)
  • Jean-Christophe RufinDas rote Halsband

2. A book set in WW2

  • Bohumil Hrabal – Szigorúan ellenőrzött vonatok
  • Jacqueline Winspear – To Die But Once
  • Jacqueline Winspear – In This Grave Hour
  • Jacqueline Winspear – Journey to Munich

3. A book about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

  • Karinthy Ferenc – Budapesti ősz
  • Vámos Miklós – Zenga zének

4. A book written by a Soviet author, set in the Soviet Union

  • Arkagyij Petrovics Gajdar – Timur és csapata / A hóvár parancsnoka
  • Alekszandr Fagyejev – Az ifjú gárda

5. A book written by a Holocaust survivor

  • Szép Ernő – Emberszag
  • Jean BernardLelkészblokk 25487

6. A childhood favourite I don’t remember very well anymore

  • Thury ZsuzsaA francia kislány
  • Hermína FrankováKi tud franciául?
  • Jaroszlav SztehlmanAz erdei tó titka
  • Vladimír Jiránek, Pavel Srut Bob és Bobek a repülő cilinderben

7. A book in Dutch

  • Andrea CamilleriDe vorm van water

8. A fiction book about music

  • Scott Mariani – Mozart rejtélyes halála
  • Eduard Mörike – Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag

9. A book written by a musician

  • Hélène Grimaud – Wolfssonate

10. A book about a nurse/nursing (not a medical book)

  • Kertész Erzsébet – A lámpás hölgy. Florence Nightingale élettörténete
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – A menekülő főnővér esete
  • Kertész Erzsébet – Kossuth Zsuzsanna

11. A book that was published in 2017

  • Michelle Birkby – The Women of Baker Street
  • Böszörményi Gyula – Bitó és borostyán
  • Böszörményi Gyula Nász és téboly
  • Ben Aaronovitsch – The Furthest Station

12. A book written before 1900

  • Elisabeth Gaskell – Cranford / Egy orvos vallomásai

13. A book written before 1800

  • Denis Diderot – Rameau unokaöccse / Első szatíra / Ő és én

14. A book written before 1700

  • Daniel Speer – Magyar Simplicissimus

15. A book written before 1600

  • Paracelsus – Elementális lények
  • Morus Tamás – Utópia

16. A book written before 1500

  • The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam

17. A travel journal/a book on travelling

  • Háy János – Ország, város, fiú, lány 
  • The Journal of Madam Knight. A Woman’s Treacherous Journey By Horseback From Boston to New York In the Year 1704 by Sarah Kemble Knight
  • Pierre Lescalopier utazása Erdélybe 1574

18. A biography

  • Franz Xaver NiemetschekIch kannte Mozart

19. An autobiography

  • Heinrich Schütz – Autobiographie (Memorial 1651)
  • Athanasius Kircher Selbstbiographie

20. A book translated from a language I don’t speak (so, other than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian)

  • Clara RoyerCsillag
  • SimenonMaigret gyanút fog
  • Simenon – Maigret az iskolában
  • SimenonMaigret és a hazudós szeretők
  • Simenon – Maigret és a csökönyös leányzó
  • Simenon – Maigret csapdát állít
  • Andrea CamilleriDie Spur des Lichts
  • Simenon – Maigrets erste Untersuchung
  • Simenon – Maigret auf Reisen
  • Simenon – Maigret Vichyben
  • Simenon – Maigret és a szombati kliens
  • Simenon – Mein Freund Maigret
  • Simenon – Maigret emlékiratai
  • Simenon – Ködös kikötö
  • Simenon – Maigret és a gyilkos
  • Simenon – Maigret és a pikárdiai gyilkosságok
  • Simenon – Maigret und Pietr der Lette
  • Simenon – Maigret, die Tänzerin und die Gräfin
  • Simenon – Maigret és a víg kompánia
  • Simenon – Maigret türelmes
  • Simenon – Maigret New Yorkban

21. A book with a character with my name

  • Ljudmila Ulickaja – Szonyecska
  • Corrie Hafkamp – Ein Kuss für Alida 

22. A book set in my hometown

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – A pesti ezüstfokos
  • Böszörményi Gyula – Leányrablás Budapesten
  • Böszörményi Gyula – Beretva és tőr
  • Böszörményi Gyula – A Rudnay-gyilkosságok
  • Böszörményi Gyula – Ármány és kézfogó
  • Kondor Vilmos – Bűnös Budapest
  • Kondor Vilmos – Budapest romokban
  • Kondor VilmosBudapest novemberben
  • Szécsi Noémi, Géra Eleonóra – A budapesti úrinő magánélete (1860-1914)
  • Kondor VilmosA budapesti kém
  • Kondor Vilmos – Szélhámos Budapest

23. A book written by an author from the country I’m currently living in

  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt – A megbízás avagy a megfigyelők megfigyelőjének megfigyeléséről
  • Thomas Meyer – Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse

24. A book set in the country I’m currently living in, written by an author with a different nationality

  • Herczegh László – Bern, éjszaka

25. A book that was banned in the Third Reich

  • Irmgard KeunDas kunstseidene Mädchen

26. A book that was banned under the Socialist regime

  • Márai Sándor – A szegények iskolája
  • George Orwell – Állatfarm

27. A book that was banned by the Catholic Church

  • Nikos Kazantzakis – Die letzte Versuchung

28. A play

  • Bertolt Brecht – Leben des Galilei

29. A poetry book

  • Varró Dániel – Mi lett hova?
  • Philip Larkin – Nászi szél
  • Louise Labé – Szerelmes szonettek

30. A dog book

  • Karel CapekDásenka, avagy egy kölyökkutya élete
  • Sun-Mi HwangThe Dog Who Dared to Dream
  • Steven Rowley Lily és a polip

31. A cat book

  • Akif Pirinçci – Göttergleich
  • Hiraide Takasi – A macskavendég
  • Szabó Magda – Örömhozó, bánatrontó
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – A házmester macskájának esete

32. A book about death/dying

  • Singer Magdolna – Partitúra. Utolsó beszélgetés Polcz Alaine-nel
  • Atul Gawande – Mert egyszer meghalunk. Az orvostudomány és ami a végén számít
  • Paul Kalanithi – Elillanó lélekzet
  • Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt – Oscar und die Dame in Rosa

33. A book about love (not necessarily romantic)

  • Lucy Maud MontgomeryThe blue castle
  • Alina Bronsky – Baba Dunjas letzte Liebe

34. A book with numbers only in the title

  • Florian Illies – 1913. Der Sommer des Jahrhunderts

35. A book with a name only as a title

  • Neil Gaiman – Coraline

36. A book with a colour in the title

  • Baráth Katalin – A fekete zongora
  • E. D. BiggersA sárga detektív
  • E. D. Biggers – Charlie Chan találkozása a fekete tevével
  • Maurice Leblanc – Az aranyszemű asszony
  • Gaston Leroux – A sárga szoba titka
  • Alexander McCall Smith – Blue Shoes and Happiness
  • Patrick Quentin – A zöldszemű szörny
  • Ross Macdonald – A kék pöröly
  • Robert Galbraith – Lethal White
  • P. G. Wodehouse – The Girl in Blue

37. A book about science

  • Siddharta MukherjeeBetegségek betegsége: mindent a rákról / The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

38. A book about mathematics

  • Lynn M. Osen – Women in Mathematics

39. A book about religion

  • Mónika naplója. Egy szerzetesközösség élete az üldöztetés éveiben

40. A book about the universe

  • Martin Puntigam, Werner Gruber, Heinz Oberhummer – Das Universum ist eine Scheißgegend

41. A book to improve my life

  • Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride: Gut and Psychology Syndrome – Natural Treatment for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, Schizophrenia
  • Pál Ferenc – A szorongástól az önbecsülésig
  • Roger testvér, Taizé – Benned a szív békessége

42. A book set in a place I’ve already visited

  • Erich Kästner – A salzburgi szobalány

43. A book set somewhere I’ll most likely never visit

  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Double Comfort Safari Club
  • Alexander McCall SmithThe Miracle at Speedy Motors
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
  • Alexander McCall Smith – Ein Fallschirm für Mma Ramotswe
  • Alexander McCall Smith – Übles Spiel mit Mma Ramotswe
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café

44. A book by a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

  • Patrick Modiano – Dora Bruder

45. A book that was published in the year I was born

  • J. B. Priestley – Found, Lost, Found

46. A science fiction novel/fantasy

  • Peter HellerKutya csillagkép
  • Ben Aaronovitch – Broken Homes
  • Ben Aaronovitch – Fingerhut-Sommer

47. A vampire story

  • John Ajvide Lindqvist – Hívj be!

48. A book featuring the Devil

  • C. S. Lewis – Csűrcsavar levelei
  • Jacques Cazotte – A szerelmes ördög

49. A book with an intriguing cover

  • Beregi Tamás – Noctambulo

50. A book recommended by my mother

  • Alekszej Nyikolajevics Tolsztoj – Golgota

51. A book recommended by my father

  • Thomas Mann – József és testvérei

52. A book recommended by my sister

  • Khaled Hosseini – Papírsárkányok
January 6, 2017

walks with Casey – Mehrerau

by ada











January 3, 2017

a continuously updated reading list (2009 – present)

by ada

I still have to figure out how and where to include this list on this blog; a regular post will have to do for now.


  • Roger testvér, Taizé – Benned a szív békessége
  • Jacqueline Winspear – Journey to Munich
  • Siddharta Mukherjee – Betegségek betegsége: mindent a rákról / The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
  • Martin Puntigam, Werner Gruber, Heinz Oberhummer – Das Universum ist eine Scheißgegend
  • Florian Illies – 1913. Der Sommer des Jahrhunderts
  • Nikos Kazantzakis – Die letzte Versuchung
  • Thomas Mann – József és testvérei
  • Jaroslav Hašek – Švejk, egy derék katona kalandjai a világháborúban (A hátországban / A fronton / A dicsőséges csihi-puhi / A dicsőséges csihi-puhi folytatása
  • P. G. Wodehouse – The Girl in Blue
  • Friedrich Torberg – Die Tante Jolesch oder Der Untergang des Abendlandes in Anekdoten
  • Pál Ferenc – A szorongástól az önbecsülésig
  • Anthony Berkeley – The Silk Stocking Murders
  • Tutsek Anna – Régi emlékek


  • Erle Stanley Gardner – A fuldokló kacsa esete
  • Jacqueline Winspear – Elegy for Eddie
  • Kathryn Miller Haines – The Winter of her Discontent
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – A házmester macskájának esete
  • Leslie L. Lawrence – Múmiavadászok 1-2.
  • Simenon – Maigret New Yorkban
  • Jacqueline Winspear – A Lesson in Secrets
  • Jacqueline Winspear – Among the Mad
  • Jacqueline Winspear – An Incomplete Revenge
  • Rideg Sándor – Indul a bakterház
  • E. D. Biggers – Charlie Chan zavarba jön
  • Simenon – Maigret türelmes
  • Jacqueline Winspear – A Dangerous Place
  • Simenon – Maigret és a víg kompánia
  • Ellery Queen – Hausarzt in der Hölle
  • Egon Erwin Kisch – A Gólem éledése
  • Simenon – Maigret, die Tänzerin und die Gräfin
  • Závada Pál – Egy piaci nap
  • Jacqueline Winspear – To Die But Once
  • Jacqueline Winspear – In This Grave Hour
  • Rejtő Jenő – Az utolsó szó jogán
  • Ross Macdonald – A kék pöröly
  • Ben Aaronovitch – Broken Homes
  • Ben Aaronovitch – Fingerhut-Sommer
  • Robert Galbraith – Lethal White
  • Ellery Queen – Drei mysteriöse Fälle des Meisterdetektivs (Besuch in der Nacht / Mord im 9. Monat / Sanatorium des Todes)
  • Szabó Magda – Örömhozó, bánatrontó
  • Exbrayat – Rémület az óvárosban
  • Steven Rowley – Lily és a polip


  • Ellery Queen – Die trennende Tür
  • Ellery Queen – Sherlock Holmes und Jack the Ripper
  • Patrick Quentin – Rejtély a színházban
  • Patrick Quentin – A zöldszemű szörny
  • Vladimír Jiránek, Pavel Srut Bob és Bobek a repülő cilinderben
  • Simenon – Maigret und Pietr der Lette
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café
  • Simenon – Maigret és a pikárdiai gyilkosságok
  • Khaled Hosseini – Papírsárkányok
  • Agatha Christie – Az álmok háza
  • Alexander McCall Smith – Blue Shoes and Happiness
  • Kertész Erzsébet – Kossuth Zsuzsanna
  • Alexander McCall Smith – Übles Spiel mit Mma Ramotswe
  • Alexander McCall Smith – Ein Fallschirm für Mma Ramotswe
  • Simenon – Maigret és a gyilkos
  • Simenon – Ködös kikötö
  • Kondor Vilmos – Szélhámos Budapest
  • Simenon – Maigret emlékiratai
  • Jakob Arjouni – Mehr Bier
  • Simenon – Mein Freund Maigret
  • Eduard Mörike – Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag
  • Pierre Lescalopier utazása Erdélybe 1574
  • Simenon – Maigret és a szombati kliens
  • Simenon – Maigret Vichyben
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – A rettegő örökösök esete
  • Andrea Camilleri – De vorm van water
  • Walter Nef – Alte Musikinstrumente in Basel
  • Simenon – Maigret auf Reisen
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – A szerencsés lányok esete
  • Agatha Christie – Cipruskoporsó
  • Ben AaronovitschThe Furthest Station
  • J. K. RowlingHarry Potter und das verwunschene Kind
  • Agatha Christie – Auf doppelter Spur
  • Akif Pirinçci – Göttergleich
  • Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt – Oscar und die Dame in Rosa
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – Az álmos moszkitó esete
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – A sánta kanári esete
  • Böszörményi Gyula – Nász és téboly
  • Simenon – Maigrets erste Untersuchung
  • Athanasius Kircher – Selbstbiographie
  • Hiraide Takasi – A macskavendég
  • Andrea Camilleri – Die Spur des Lichts
  • Alekszandr Fagyejev – Az ifjú gárda
  • Thomas Meyer – Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse
  • Sun-Mi Hwang – The Dog Who Dared to Dream
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – A menekülő főnővér esete


  • George Orwell – Állatfarm
  • Herczegh László – Bern, éjszaka
  • Lynn M. Osen – Women in Mathematics
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt – A megbízás avagy a megfigyelők megfigyelőjének megfigyeléséről
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Miracle at Speedy Motors
  • Franz Xaver Niemetschek – Ich kannte Mozart
  • Hélène Grimaud – Wolfssonate
  • Agatha Christie – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Böszörményi Gyula – Bitó és borostyán
  • Jean-Christophe Rufin – Das rote Halsband
  • Irmgard Keun – Das kunstseidene Mädchen
  • Beregi Tamás – Noctambulo
  • Jaroszlav Sztehlman – Az erdei tó titka
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Double Comfort Safari Club
  • Márai Sándor – A szegények iskolája
  • Morus Tamás – Utópia
  • Michelle Birkby – The Women of Baker Street
  • Agatha Christie – Paddington 16.50
  • Paul Kalanithi – Elillanó lélekzet
  • Arkagyij Petrovics Gajdar – Timur és csapata / A hóvár parancsnoka
  • Simenon – Maigret csapdát állít
  • Alina Bronsky – Baba Dunjas letzte Liebe
  • Scott Mariani – Mozart rejtélyes halála
  • Hermína Franková – Ki tud franciául?
  • Karel Capek – Dásenka, avagy egy kölyökkutya élete
  • Ross Macdonald – Ki így hal meg, ki úgy
  • Patrick Modiano – Dora Bruder
  • Thury Zsuzsa – A francia kislány
  • Erich Kästner – A salzburgi szobalány
  • Kondor Vilmos – A budapesti kém
  • Szécsi Noémi, Géra Eleonóra – A budapesti úrinő magánélete (1860-1914)
  • Gaston Leroux – A sárga szoba titka
  • John Ajvide Lindqvist – Hívj be!
  • Aszlányi Károly – Haybodyt nem lehet agyonütni
  • J. B. Priestley – Found, Lost, Found or The English Way of Life
  • Jean Bernard – Lelkészblokk 25487
  • Simenon – Maigret és a csökönyös leányzó
  • Ross Macdonald – A fúriák
  • Atul Gawande – Mert egyszer meghalunk. Az orvostudomány és ami a végén számít
  • Daniel Speer – Magyar Simplicissimus
  • Kondor Vilmos – Budapest novemberben
  • Simenon – Maigret és a hazudós szeretők
  • Peter Heller – Kutya csillagkép
  • Kondor Vilmos – Budapest romokban
  • The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam
  • Kondor Vilmos – Bűnös Budapest
  • Ross Macdonald – Mozgó cél
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery – The blue castle
  • Philip Kerr – Sápadt gonosztevő (Berlin Noir 2.)
  • Philip Kerr – Halálos március (Berlin Noir 1.)
  • Vámos Miklós – Zenga zének
  • Louise Labé – Szerelmes szonettek
  • Ross Macdonald – Mindenki ellenség
  • Ben Aaronovitch – Soho felett a hold
  • Philip Larkin – Nászi szél
  • Simenon – Maigret az iskolában
  • Denis Diderot – Rameau unokaöccse / Első szatíra / Ő és én
  • Heinrich Schütz – Autobiographie (Memorial 1651)
  • Agatha Christie – Miss Marple
  • Irmgard Keun – Nach Mitternacht
  • J. B. Priestley – Delight
  • Alekszej Nyikolajevics Tolsztoj – Golgota
  • Corrie Hafkamp – Ein Kuss für Alida
  • Böszörményi Gyula – Ármány és kézfogó
  • Böszörményi Gyula – A Rudnay-gyilkosságok
  • Maurice Leblanc – Az aranyszemű asszony
  • Anthony Horowitz – Az utolsó bevetés
  • Sagittarius (Schütz Miksa) – Franz Liszt über die Juden
  • E. D. Biggers – Charlie Chan találkozása a fekete tevével
  • Jacques Cazotte – A szerelmes ördög
  • Singer Magdolna – Partitúra. Utolsó beszélgetés Polcz Alaine-nel
  • Elisabeth Gaskell – Cranford / Egy orvos vallomásai
  • E. D. Biggers – A sárga detektív
  • Clara Royer – Csillag
  • Karinthy Ferenc – Budapesti ősz
  • Ljudmila Ulickaja – Szonyecska
  • Kurt Vonnegut – Áldja meg az Isten, Dr. Kevorkian!
  • Bertolt Brecht – Leben des Galilei
  • C. S. Lewis – Csűrcsavar levelei
  • Paracelsus – Elementális lények
  • Kertész Erzsébet – A lámpás hölgy. Florence Nightingale élettörténete
  • Bohumil Hrabal – Szigorúan ellenőrzött vonatok
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – A pesti ezüstfokos
  • The Journal of Madam Knight. A Woman’s Treacherous Journey By Horseback From Boston to New York In the Year 1704 by Sarah Kemble Knight
  • Mónika naplója. Egy szerzetesközösség élete az üldöztetés éveiben
  • Varró Dániel – Mi lett hova?
  • Simenon – Maigret gyanút fog
  • Szép Ernő – Emberszag
  • Neil Gaiman – Coraline
  • Agatha Christie – A nagy négyes
  • Agatha Christie – Zátonyok közt
  • Háy János – Ország, város, fiú, lány
  • The John Dickson Carr Omnibus (Hag’s Nook / The Mad Hatter Mystery / The Eight of Swords)
  • Baráth Katalin – A fekete zongora
  • Böszörményi Gyula – Beretva és tőr
  • Hanoch Avenary, Walter Pass, Nikolaus Vielmetti, Israel Adler – Kantor Salomon Sulzer und seine Zeit. Eine Dokumentation
  • Roald Dahl – Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying
  • Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride – Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, Schizophrenia
  • Böszörményi Gyula – Leányrablás Budapesten


  • Agatha Christie Mallowan – Így éltünk Mezopotámiában
  • Baráth Katalin – Az arany cimbalom
  • Baráth Katalin – A borostyán hárfa
  • Baráth Katalin – A türkizkék hegedű
  • Murder at Teatime. Mysteries in the Classic Cozy Tradition. Edited by Cynthia Manson
  • Tim Davys – A lefejezett keselyű rejtélye
  • Agatha Christie – Parker Pyne esetei
  • Neil Gaiman – Anansi fiúk
  • Arthur Ransome – Titkos-tenger
  • B. Akunyin, G. Cshartisvili – Temetői történetek
  • Alexander McCall Smith – Erkölcstan szép lányoknak
  • Ben Aaronovitch – Föld alatti suttogás
  • Ödön von Horváth – Jugend ohne Gott
  • Anthony Horowitz – The House of Silk
  • Irmgard Keun – Wenn wir alle gut wären
  • Georges Simenon – Maigret és a vérfoltos öltöny
  • Anthony Horowitz – Veszélyes iskola
  • Anthony Horowitz – Orosz rulett
  • Anthony Horowitz – Krokodilkönnyek
  • Anthony Horowitz – A sas lecsap
  • Anthony Horowitz – Mély vízben
  • Anthony Horowitz – Ark Angel
  • Anthony Horowitz – Stormbreaker
  • Anthony Horowitz – Scorpia
  • Anthony Horowitz – Kígyófej
  • Szerb Antal – Budapesti kalauz marslakók számára
  • P. G. Wodehouse – Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen
  • Michelle Birkby – The House at Baker Street
  • Kathryn Miller Haines – Miss Winter lässt nicht locker
  • Agatha Christie – Die Schattenhand
  • Andrea Camilleri – Das Labyrinth der Spiegel
  • Polcz Alaine – Macskaregény
  • Polcz Alaine – Asszony a fronton
  • Ben Aaronovitch – Die Flüsse von London
  • Maurice Leblanc – Der Kristallstöpsel
  • Alina Bronsky – Die schärfsten Gerichte der tatarischen Küche
  • J. K. Rowling – Ein plötzlicher Todesfall
  • Ralph Dutli – Fatrasien
  • Wladimir Kaminer – Russendisko
  • Wladimir Kaminer – Diesseits von Eden
  • Esterházy Péter – Die Hilfsverben des Herzens
  • Erich Kästner – Lärm im Spiegel
  • Jakob Arjouni – Bruder Kemal
  • Agatha Christie – Murder in Retrospect
  • Agatha Christie – Appointment with Death
  • Jiří Weil – Mendelssohn a tetőn
  • Christopher Isherwood – A Single Man
  • Irmgard Keun – Kind aller Länder
  • Darja Donzowa – Verlieb dich nie in einen Toten
  • Arto Paasilinna – Der liebe Gott macht blau
  • Arto Paasilinna – Der wunderbare Massenselbstmord
  • Arto Paasilinna – Schutzengel mit ohne Flügel
  • Andrea Camilleri – Die Rache des schönen Geschlechts
  • P. G. Wodehouse – Cocktail Time
  • Agatha Christie – Das Geheimnis von Greenshore Garden
  • E. M. Remarque – Der Feind
  • Ludwig Thoma – Lausbubengeschichten / Tante Frieda
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
  • G. K. Chesterton – Father Browns Skandal
  • Georges Simenon – Maigret und der gelbe Hund
  • Salman Rushdie – Két év, nyolc hónap, huszonnyolc éjszaka
  • Erlend Loe – Jens. Ein Mann will nach unten
  • Anita Loos – Gentlemen bevorzugen Blondinen / …aber Gentlemen heiraten Brünette
  • G. K. Chesterton – Father Browns Geheimnis
  • Esterházy Péter – Die Markus-Version
  • Jonathan Crown – Sirius
  • Meisterwerke der Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente. Kurzführer durch das Kunsthistorische Museum Wien
  • Phillip T. Young – Holzblasinstrumente im Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum
  • Giulia Enders – Darm mit Charme
  • Paola Mastrocola – Ich wär so gern ein Pinguin. Die Geschichte einer Ente, die lernte, sich selbst zu lieben
  • Agatha Christie – Es begab sich aber…
  • G. K. Chesterton – Father Browns Ungläubigkeit
  • Classic Crime Stories
  • Robert Galbraith – Career of Evil
  • Dr. David Perlmutter – Dumm wie Brot
  • Carlos Ruíz Zafón – Gaudí in Manhattan
  • Michael Bond – Monsieur Pamplemousse blickt durch
  • Andrea Camilleri – Der ehrliche Dieb
  • Enid Blyton – 5 Freunde auf großer Fahrt
  • Anthony Horowitz – Der Fall Moriarty
  • Leslie L. Lawrence – Rodzsungok kolostora
  • Akif Pirincci – Schandtat


  • David Sedaris – Ich ein Tag sprechen hübsch
  • China Miéville – Patkánykirály
  • Irvin D. Yalom, Robert L. Berger – Ein menschliches Herz
  • Ransom Riggs – Library of Souls
  • Marcel Valmy – Die lieben Draculas
  • Andrea Camilleri – Das Lächeln der Signorina
  • Ransom Riggs – Hollow City
  • Viktor Pelewin – Die Dialektik der Übergangsperiode von Nirgendwoher nach Nirgendwohin
  • Jaqueline Winspear – Birds of a Feather
  • Jaqueline Winspear – Maisie Dobbs: Verzeichliche Lügen
  • Paul Gallico – Immer diese Gespenster
  • Kathryn Miller Haines – The War Against Miss Winter
  • David Safier – 28 Tage lang
  • Rosemary Timperley – Ein Mädchen schweigt
  • Arto Paasilinna – Im Jenseits ist die Hölle los
  • Agota Kristof – Irgendwo
  • Edgar Wallace – Bei den 3 Eichen
  • Agatha Christie – Der unheimliche Weg
  • Nicholas Blake – Tat auf Tat
  • Andrea Camilleri – Das Spiel des Poeten
  • Arthur Ransome – Fecskék és Fruskák: Szárcsaklub
  • John D. Carr – Verwirrung auf Schloss Shira
  • Neil Gaiman – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – Perry Mason und der stille Teilhaber
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – Perry Mason und der lachende Verlierer
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – Perry Mason und der Tote im Rollstuhl
  • Gabriel García Márquez – Von der Liebe und anderen Dämonen
  • Paul J. Frost – Elcserélt elmék
  • Antonia Fraser – Die Nonne
  • Erlend Loe – Ich bring mich um die Ecke
  • Andrea Camilleri – Die Nacht des einsamen Träumers
  • Dorothy L. Sayers – Hangman’s Holiday
  • Robert Galbraith – The Silkworm


  • Robert Galbraith – The Cuckoo’s Calling
  • Lawrence Block – Bérgyilkos mindörökké
  • Nury Vittachi – Der Fengshui-Detektiv und der Computertiger
  • Andrea Camilleri – Der Tanz der Möwe
  • Robert Merle – Majomábécé
  • Peter Høeg – Die Frau und der Affe
  • Benjamin Hale – Bruno Littlemore fejlődéstörténete
  • Roald Dahl meghökkentő élete
  • Thomas Glavinic – Hogyan éljünk
  • John D. Carr – Mutatvány a sötétben
  • Jack Kerouac – Lonesome Traveler
  • Camilleri & Lucarelli – Das süsse Antlitz des Todes
  • Vaszary Gábor – Alszik az Isten
  • Lackfi János – Milyenek a magyarok?
  • Lackfi János – Milyenek még a magyarok?
  • Céline – Semmelweis
  • Sophie Hannah – A monogramos gyilkosságok
  • Iris Murdoch – Something Special
  • Marina Lewycka – Various Pets Alive & Dead
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
  • Andrea Camilleri – Das Ritual der Rache
  • Simenon – Maigret és a félarcú ember
  • Simenon – Maigret és a flamand lány
  • Simenon – Maigret és az éjszaka örömei
  • Simenon – Maigret és a halott gyémántkereskedő
  • Simenon – Maigret és a gengszterek
  • Simenon – Maigret és a három nő
  • Simenon – Maigret és az idegek harca
  • Simenon – Maigret és a furcsa idegen
  • Ambrose Bierce – Lügengeschichten
  • Arthur Schnitzler – Casanova hazatér
  • William Paul Young – Die Hütte
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini – Amado mio/Tisztátalan cselekedetek
  • Jack Kerouac – Maggie Cassidy
  • The new adventures of Ellery Queen
  • Walther M. Miller Jr. – Lobgesang auf Leibowitz
  • Arto Paasilinna – Der Sommer der lachenden Kühe
  • Arto Paasilinna – Zehn zärtliche Kratzbürsten
  • Bernhard Schlink – The Reader
  • Charles Bukowski – Ausgeträumt
  • Kurt Vonnegut – Mann ohne Land
  • Jorge Luis Borges – Fictions
  • Bogár Lajos – Érzéstelenítés
  • Michel de Montaigne – Für Mediziner und ihre Opfer
  • Simenon – Maigret és a becsületes emberek
  • Muriel Spark – Die Abtissin von Crewe
  • Graham Greene – Heirate nie in Monte Carlo
  • David Safier – Jesus liebt mich
  • Boris Vian – Blues egy fekete macskáért
  • Szécsi Noémi  – Finnugor vámpír
  • Janikovszky Éva – Aranyeső
  • Bogár Lajos – Intenzív

2013 (incomplete):

  • China Miéville – Kraken
  • Agatha Christie – Die Memoiren des Grafen
  • Yann Martel – Beatrice és Vergilius
  • Simenon – Maigret és az öreg szerelmesek
  • Eva Baronsky – Mozart felébred
  • Sebastian Meschenmoser – Herr Eichhorn und der erste Schnee
  • Simon Toefield – Simons Katze
  • Margaret Atwood – A szolgálólány meséje
  • The Oatmeal – How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you
  • Umberto Eco – Der Friedhof in Prag
  • Stephen Hawking – My Brief History
  • Ransom Riggs – Vándorsólyom kisasszony különleges gyermekei
  • Walther Sattertwaith – Miss Lizzie / Miss Lizzie kehrt zurück
  • Andrea Camilleri – Die Tage des Zweifels
  • Andrea Camilleri – Die drei Leben des Michele Sparacino
  • Agatha Christie – Ein gefährlicher Gegner
  • Andrea Camilleri – Die dunkle Wahrheit des Mondes
  • Joseph Roth – Die Legende vom heiligen Trinker
  • François Lelord – Hector und das Wunder der Freundschaft
  • Andrea Camilleri – Der falsche Liebreiz der Vergeltung
  • Agatha Christie – An Overdose of Death
  • Fabrizia Ramondino – Die Katze
  • Agatha Christie  – Geheimnis der Amseln
  • Andrea Camilleri – Der Kavalier der späten Stunde
  • David Safier – Mieses Karma
  • James H. Chase – Ein Double für die Falle
  • Ursula Curtiss – Der Spielverderber
  • Der Prager Golem. Jüdische Sagen aus dem Ghetto
  • François Lelord – Hector & Hector und die Geheimnisse des Lebens
  • Andrea Camilleri – Der Hund aus Terracotta
  • Andrea Camilleri – Der Dieb der süssen Dinge
  • Håkan Nesser – Die Frau mit dem Muttermal
  • Håkan Nesser – Das vierte Opfer
  • Håkan Nesser – Das grobmaschige Netz
  • Herbert Rosendorfer – Die grosse Umwendung. Neue Briefe in die Chinesischen Vergangenheit

2012 (incomplete):

  • Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Played With Fire
  • Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Leonie Swann – Garou
  • Kate DiCamillo – The Tale of Despereaux
  • Marina Lewycka – Das Leben kleben
  • Akif Pirincci – Felidae/Francis
  • François Lelord – Hector und die Geheimnisse der Liebe
  • Leonie Swann – Glennkill


  • J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter és a tűz serlege
  • J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter és az azkabani fogoly
  • David Sedaris – Karácsony jéggel
  • J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter és a titkok kamrája
  • Simenon – Maigret és a bíró háza
  • J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve
  • Simenon – Maigret New Yorkban
  • Kondor Vilmos – Budapest Noir
  • Simenon – Maigret és az idős hölgy
  • Leslie L. Lawrence – Hannahanna méhei
  • Szendi Gábor, Mezei Elmira – Paleolit szakácskönyv
  • Simenon – Maigret és a vizsgálóbíró
  • Simenon – Maigret és a törpe
  • Agatha Christie – A pollensai probléma
  • Szendi Gábor – Paleolit táplálkozás. A nyugati életmód és a civilizációs betegségek
  • Christopher Moore – Biff evangéliuma
  • Simenon – Maigret nyaralni megy
  • Lawrence Block – A betörő, aki parókát viselt
  • Agatha Christie – Találkozás a halállal
  • Arthur Ransome – Fecskék és Fruskák, a kincskeresők
  • Arthur Ransome – Piktek és Mártírok
  • Stephen Fry – Hazudozó
  • Agatha Christie – Tragédia három felvonásban
  • Simenon – Maigret és a csapodár közjegyző
  • Harry Kemelman – A rabbi csütörtökön lelépett
  • Simenon – Maigret és a kiugrott felügyelő
  • Gajda László Amadeus – Zenész Murphy törvénykönyv
  • Tim Davys – A halállista
  • Simenon – Maigret és a hajnali vendég
  • Varró Dániel – Akinek a lába hatos. Korszerű mondókák kisbabáknak
  • Sergio Rodriguez-Castillo – Survival Guide to Psychotherapy
  • Harry Kemelman – A rabbi hétfőn elutazott
  • Shakespeare – Szonettek
  • Leslie L. Lawrence – A teaültetvény
  • Lisa Lutz – Spellman nyomozóiroda
  • Simenon – Maigret és a varázslatos sziget
  • Simenon – Maigret az iskolában
  • Simenon – Maigret és a Dél Keresztje
  • Temple Grandin, Sean Barron – The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism
  • Robert Schumann – Musikalische Haus- und Lebensregeln
  • Simenon – Maigret és a csökönyös leányzó
  • Harry Kemelman – A rabbi szerdán megázott
  • Simenon – Maigret és a félarcú ember
  • Simenon – Madame Maigret barátnője
  • Rob van Acht – Volksmuziek en Volksinstrumenten in Europa
  • Baráth Katalin – A fekete zongora
  • Harry Kemelman – A rabbi vasárnap otthon maradt
  • Simenon – Maigret Mystified
  • Heltai Jenő – A Vénusz-lakók
  • Lawrence Block – A betörő, aki portyára indult
  • Mignon G. Eberhart – Enemy in the House
  • Mignon G. Eberhart – Run Scared
  • Erlesene Verbrechen. Kriminalgeschichten
  • Agatha Christie – Easy to Kill
  • Nele Neuhaus – Wer Wind sät
  • Stieg Larsson – Verblendung
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Full Cupboard of Life
  • Peter Antony – The Woman in the Wardrobe
  • Stephen Vizinczey – In Praise of Older Women: the amorous recollections of András Vajda
  • Joan Walsh Anglund – A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You
  • A. A. Milne – Now We Are Six
  • David Sedaris – Squirrel seeks Chipmunk
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Fabulous Fake
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Worried Waitress
  • Simon van Booy – Love Begins in Winter
  • Sam Savage – The Cry of the Sloth
  • Simon van Booy – The Secret Lives of People in Love
  • Dorothy L. Sayers – Busman’s Honeymoon
  • Dorothy L. Sayers – Strong Poison
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds – A Journey to Flanders and Holland
  • Sue Townsend – Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years
  • Sue Townsend – Adrian Mole: The Capuccino Years
  • Jerome K. Jerome – After Supper Ghost Stories
  • Sue Townsend – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
  • Ellery Queen – The Devil to Pay
  • Oxford Book of Poetry for Children
  • Truman Capote – Music for Chameleons
  • A Letter from the Late Signor Tartini to Signora Maddalena Lombardini, (now Signora Sirmen.) Published as an Important Lesson to Performers on the Violin. Translated by Dr. Burney
  • Michel de la Barre – Letter on the History of Musette and Hautbois
  • Waris Dirie – Mijn woestijn
  • Randy Pausch – The Last Lecture
  • Oscar Wilde – The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Jean Webster – Dear Enemy
  • Palgrave – The Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics
  • Sue Townsend – The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
  • Francesco Geminiani – A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick
  • Ton van Reen – Eindelijk veilig
  • Marina Lewycka – Een korte geschiedenis van de tractor in de Oekraïne
  • The Penguin Book of British Comic Writing, ed. by Patricia Craig
  • Brandon Bays – The Journey
  • Charles Sherwood Dane – Life’s Little Destruction Book
  • Guus Kuijer – Het grote boek van Madelief
  • Annie MG Schmidt, Fiep Westendorp – Jip en Janneke
  • Pascal Mercier – Nachtzug nach Lissabon
  • Philip K. Dick – Die seltsame Welt des Mr. Jones
  • Aszlányi Károly – Az Északi Park felfedezése
  • Aszlányi Károly – Kalandos vakáció
  • Aszlányi Károly – Aludni is tilos
  • Lawrence Block – Bérgyilkos inkognitóban
  • Ulrich Thieme – Die Blockflöte in Kantate, Oratorium und Oper des 17. Jahrhunderts
  • P. G. Wodehouse – The World of Jeeves
  • E. M. Forster – Where Angels Fear to Trade
  • Robert Luis Stevenson – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Jan Bouterse – Stempels en inscripties op Nederlandse houten blaasinstrumenten uit de Barok
  • David Lasocki – Johann Christian Schickhardt (ca. 1682-1762). A Contribution to His Biography and a Catalogue of His Works
  • Harry Kemelman – Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red
  • Simenon – Maigret hat Skrupel
  • Albert Schweitzer – The Light Within Us
  • Wilhelm Busch – Plisch und Plum
  • Richard G. King – Handel’s Travels in the Netherlands in 1750
  • Thurston Dart – Four Dutch Recorder Books
  • Ida Fink – Eine Spanne Zeit
  • John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Elisabeth Gilbert – Eat Pray Love
  • Raymond Chandler – The Little Sister
  • Martyn Bedford – The Houdini Girl
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Gilded Lily
  • Rudi A. Rasch – Some Mid-Seventeenth Century Dutch Collections of Instrumental Ensemble Music
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Daring Decoy
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Fiery Fingers
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Lucky Loser
  • Stanley Boorman – The Music Publisher’s View of his Public’s Abilities and Taste. Venice and Antwerp
  • Jane A. Bernstein – Musica Transalpina. The Transmission of Netherlandish and Venetian Music Publications in the mid-16th Century
  • Timothy McTaggart – Susato’s Musyck Boexken I and II. Music for a Flemish Middle Class
  • William Gorham Rice – Carillons of Belgium and Holland. Tower Music in The Low Countries
  • Anne Radcliffe – A Journey Through Holland Made in the Summer of 1794
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Calendar Girl
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Amorous Aunt
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Mischievous Doll
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Deadly Toy
  • Márai Sándor – A szegények iskolája
  • Hans Fallada – Zwei zarte Lämmchen weiß wie Schnee
  • Jakob Arjouni – Ein Mann, ein Mord
  • Alexander McCall Smith – Corduroy Mansions
  • Maupassant – Madame Tellier’s Girls
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Baited Hook
  • Agatha Christie – Murder in Mesopotamia
  • Andrej Kurkow – Picknick auf dem Eis
  • Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go
  • Ira Levin – Rosemary’s Baby
  • James Tate – Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee
  • Liz Jensen – My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time
  • William Golding – The Inheritors
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Double Comfort Safari Club
  • Jasper Fforde – Auf der Jagd nach den Zeitfälschern
  • Andrea Camilleri – Die schwarze Seele des Sommers
  • Jostein Gaarder – Through a Glass, Darkly
  • Ira Levin – The Stepford Wives
  • Marcus Dekiert – Musikanten in der Malerei der niederländischen Caravaggio-Nachfolge. Vorstufen, Ikonograpie und Bedeutungsgehalt der Muzikszene in der niederländischen Bildkunst des 16. ind 17. Jahrhunderts
  • Colette – Claudine in Paris
  • Dorothy Cannell – Auf dem Holzweg
  • Simenon – Das Begräbnis des Monsieur Bouvet
  • Simenon – Maigret bei den Flamen
  • Rob van Acht – Dutch wind instruments from the Baroque period. Scientific qualities and features
  • Hélène Grimaud – Lektionen des Lebens


  • Truman Capote – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Simenon – Maigret als möblierter Herr
  • Simenon – Maigret und sein Neffe
  • J. W. Enschede – Dertig jaren muziek in Holland (1670-1700)
  • Guy A. Marco – The Earliest Music Printers of Continental Europe. A Checklist of Facsimiles Illustrating Their Work
  • Wilhelm Busch – Max und Moritz. Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen
  • Dorothy L. Sayers – Double Death: A Murder Story
  • G. K. Chesterton – Brown atya botránya
  • Paul Gallico – The Small Miracle
  • Hans en Monique Hagen – Jij bent de liefste
  • Rita Verschuur, Marit Törnquist – De Muzikant en het Meisje
  • Musicque de Joye – Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Renaissance Flute and Recorder Consort, Utrecht 2003
  • The Recorder in the Seventeenth Century – Proceedings of the International Recorder Symposium, Utrecht 1993
  • Kathryn Miller Haines – The War Against Miss Winter
  • Harry Kemelman – Saturday the rabbi went hungry
  • Leena Lehtolainen – Wie man sie zum Schweigen bringt
  • Agatha Christie – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Paul Gallico – Flowers for Mrs. Harris
  • Jean Webster – Erre csak Patty képes!
  • Jean Webster – Patty a kollégiumban
  • Lawrence Block – A betörő, aki Bogartnak képzelte magát
  • Lawrence Block – Die Meister lassen morden
  • Esterházy Péter – Harmonia caelestis
  • Vaszary Gábor – Der verlorene Donnerstag
  • Agatha Christie – The Man in the Brown Suit
  • Agatha Christie – The Body in the Library
  • Agatha Christie – Zeugin der Anklage
  • Dorothy Cannell – Der Tote ist immer der Butler
  • Agatha Christie – Der Wachsblumenstrauß
  • Dorothy L. Sayers – Der Mann mit den Kupferfingern
  • Julian Barnes – Der Zitronentisch
  • Karen Joy Fowler – Der Jane Austen Club
  • Simon Baron-Cohen, Patrick Bolton – Autizmus
  • Zoe Jenny – Ein schnelles Leben
  • Yasmina Reza – Hammerklavier
  • Thomas Hürlimann – Fräulein Stark
  • Isaac Asimov präsentiert 100 kleine, böse Krimis
  • Szerb Antal – Szerelem a palackban
  • Anne Perry – Die letzte Königin
  • Ana Blandiana – A megálmodott
  • Maria ten Cate – Ein Mädchen aus Paris
  • Ivan Bunyin – A szerelem szentsége
  • William Wharton – Madárka
  • George Mikes – Tsi-Tsa és Tsai
  • A. Maurois – A gondolatolvasó gép / Utazás a mívesek országában
  • Rob van Acht – Dutch Wind-Instrument Makers from 1670 to 1820
  • F. J. de Hen – Das Musikleben in Belgien
  • Irvin D. Yalom – Die Liebe und ihr Henker
  • Erich Maria Remarque – Der Feind
  • Memo Anjel – Das meschuggene Jahr
  • Ellery Queen – Die trennende Tür
  • Paola Mastrocola – Ich dachte, ich wär ein Panther. Die Geschichte einer Ente auf der Suche nach sich selbst
  • Georges Simenon – Madame Maigrets Liebhaber
  • Agatha Christie  – Auch Pünktlichkeit kann töten
  • Agatha Christie  – Mord auf dem Golfplatz
  • Agatha Christie – Mörderblumen
  • Hellmut Federhofer – Die Niederländer an den Habsburgerhöfen in Österreich
  • Jakob Arjouni – Idioten. Fünf Märchen
  • Janwillem van de Wetering – Stachel-Charlie und der gestrandete Hund
  • Parti Nagy Lajos – Meines Helden Platz
  • Adrian Plass – Kegyes kétbalkezes visszatér
  • Adrian Plass – Egy kegyes kétbalkezes naplója
  • Paul Auster – Timbuktu
  • Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Hergé – The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun
  • Grande Dames of Detection. Two Centuries of Sleuthing Stories by the Gentle Sex
  • Jakob Arjouni – Happy Birthday, Türke
  • Robert van Gulik – Tod im roten Pavillon
  • Four Detective Stories
  • Patricia Highsmith – Broken Glass and Other Stories
  • Simon Baron-Cohen – Elemi különbség – Férfiak, nők és a szélsőséges férfiagy
  • Agatha Christie – Das Geheimnis der Schnallenschuhe
  • James Herriot – Ein braver Hund
  • csipkepitty rózsaszín regénye
  • Agatha Christie – Double Sin
  • Wilhelm Busch – Max und Moritz. Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen
  • Georg Philipp Telemann – Curriculum vitae. Három önéletrajz
  • Jerry Marcus – Fatkat’s Diary
  • Okamoto Kido – The Curious Casebook of Inspector Hanshichi
  • Gaston Leroux – Das Phantom der Oper
  • Agatha Christie – Der ballspielende Hund
  • Hajnóczy Péter – A halál kilovagolt Perzsiából
  • Agatha Christie – Die Katze im Taubenschlag
  • Hergé – The Adventures of Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls
  • John A. Rice – W. A. Mozart La clemenza di Tito
  • Dorothee Holterman, Karin van Wunnik – Blokfluit en symboliek op prenten en schilderyen
  • Jan Bouterse – Dutch Woodwind Instruments and Their Makers 1660-1760
  • Alexander McCall Smith – The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
  • Chris Will – Hieronymus Bosch. Between Heaven & Hell
  • A. A. Milne – When We Were Very Young
  • Ruth van Baak Griffioen – Jacob van Eyck’s Der Fluyten Lust-hof
  • Leslie L. Lawrence – A vízidisznók gyöngyökről álmodnak
  • Donna Williams – Autizmus – első szám első személyben
  • Vaszary Gábor – Amiről a férjek álmodoznak
  • Tony Attwood – Különös gyerekek
  • Agatha Christie – Cards on the Table
  • Leslie L. Lawrence – Portugál április
  • Mariana Alcoforado – Portugál levelek
  • Yann Martel – A helsinki Roccamatio család a tények tükrében
  • Dan Greenburg, Marcia Jacobs – Hogyan legyünk boldogtalanok. Az önsorsrontás tudománya
  • Lawrence Block – A betörő, aki eladta Ted Williamst
  • Agatha Christie – A Holiday for Murder
  • The Oxford Book of Detective Stories
  • François Lelord – Hectors Reise oder die Suche nach dem Glück
  • Beate HiltnerLa clemenza di Tito von Wolfgang Amadé Mozart im Spiegel der musikalischen Fachpresse zwischen 1800 und 1850
  • Andrea Camilleri – Excursion to Tindari
  • Gregory Maguire – A Boszorkány
  • Andrea Camilleri – Die Passion des stillen Rächers
  • Roald Dahl – The BFG
  • Agatha Christie – Sad Cypress
  • Robert van Gulik – Richter Di bei der Arbeit
  • Walter Hummel – Nannerl Mozarts Tagebuchblätter
  • John Dickson Carr – The House at Satan’s Elbow
  • John Dickson Carr – The Demoniacs
  • Tony Attwood – Getting Jobs in Music
  • Best Detective Stories
  • Bertolt Brecht – Gedichte
  • Michael Jenkins – A House in Flanders
  • Michael Ende – Gombos Jim és Lukács, a masiniszta

2009 (incomplete): 

  • Bruce Haynes – The End of Early Music
  • Agatha Christie – Murder at Hazelmoor
  • Benedetto Marcello – Das Theater nach der Mode
  • Lawrence Block – The Burglar in the Rye
  • Lawrence Block – The Burglar in the Library
  • Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt – Monsieur Ibrahim und die Blumen des Koran
  • Principles of the Harpsichord by Monsieur Saint Lambert
  • Agatha Christie – The Moving Finger
  • Lawrence Block – The Collected Mystery Stories
  • Rácz Zsuzsa – Állítsátok meg Terézanyut!
  • Agatha Christie – Curtain – Poirot’s Last Case
  • A Performer’s Guide to Music of the Baroque Period
  • Nancy Mitford – Pigeon Pie
  • Erich Kästner – Az eltűnt miniatűr
  • P.G. Wodehouse – Az életművész
  • Neil Boyd – Atyák pácban
  • Erle Stanley Gardner – A félszemű tanú esete
  • P.D. James – Der schwarze Turm
  • Roald Dahl – Mein Freund Claud
  • Sam Savage – Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
  • Agatha Christie – The Hound of Death
  • Lawrence Block – The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling
  • George and Weedon Grossmith – The Diary of a Nobody
  • Jean Webster – Daddy-Long-Legs
  • Agatha Christie – Letztes Weekend
  • Agatha Christie – Death Comes as the End
  • Jacqueline Winspear – Maisie Dobbs
  • Great Detectives, edited by Marie Smith
  • Frère Roger of Taizé – Einfach vertrauen
  • Daniel Tammet – Born on a Blue Day
  • Helen Dore Boylston – Sue Barton Student Nurse
  • Harry Kemelman – Friday the Rabbi Slept Late
  • Peter Høeg– Der Plan von der Abschaffung des Dunkels
  • Patrick Quentin – The Man in the Net
  • Ten Tales of Christmas
  • Leena Lehtolainen – Alle singen im Chor
  • Leena Lehtolainen – Auf die feine Art
  • John Dickson Carr – The Case of the Constant Suicides
  • John Dickson Carr – The Hollow Man
  • Shakespeare – Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music
  • Lőrincz L. László – Kilenc Csontfarkas
December 30, 2016

meet Casey

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November 19, 2016

August recap

by ada

The results of the US election gave me a huge motivation for blogging, because looking back at my sunny summer adventures in 2015 is much more comforting than looking forward to a future in which Donald Trump rules the world; which perspective is, let’s be real, more than terrifying.

Since I can’t change anything (I wish I could), I am now feverishly preparing for WW3 and transforming our cellar into a nuclear shelter do what I can to blend out real life problems and live in the past, so here you are, August 2015.

I started the month with German fireworks in Langenargen:


It was raining light!


It was also a fine opportunity to take out of focus photos of the festively decorated ships…


…and of an unusually empty Lindau at night:


A few days later I spent 11 hours on a train…


… to get home in time for my mother’s birthday:


She received some handmade presents from Milo and Móricka:


In the process of creating it Milo got caught red handed. He looks quite embarrassed:


Móricka was rather pleased with the results:


Everybody coped with the heat in his own way: Milo took possession of the electric fan…


…Móricka wore his tribal colours with pride…


…The Cat buried herself in the closet (don’t ask)…


…my sister put up the grill…


…and I tackled some long overdue personal projects:



When the time came, I crossed Austria again…


…and got back to Bregenz:


I spent a lot of time on the road…


…making decisions…


…and getting my feet…


…and my bike dirty…


…on forest paths…


…and in water:


I met all kinds of animals…




…but mainly pigs:



I took the Muttersbergbahn…


…to look over the mountains around Bludenz:


I swam in the Bodensee…


…and in the Dornbirner Ach:


One time I even went to night swimming (the giant groups of bats and mosquitos swarming over me are not pictured but they were REAL):


I visited new cities…


…and revisited old favourites:


I also crossed borders, because that’s what I like to do:


I listened to music during the day…


and at night:


I saw (but wasn’t allowed to play) the organ Hans Buchner has once practised on (more than 500 years ago):


I met really old Chinese ladies…


…Bavarian witches…


…and whole families in splendid Vorarlberger tracht:


And, tired but happy, I ended the month just the same way as I started it: with fireworks. This time in Bregenz:


November 6, 2016

if all the days were August days

by ada

Without further comments, because it has been fifteen months since I read these books. I will never catch up with my life on this blog ever.


August 21, 2016

M&M&The Cat

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August 20, 2016


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August 19, 2016

M&M&The Cat

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July 31, 2016

July recap

by ada

The fact that I’m taking refugee at posting about my last summer shows quite clearly how unhappy I have been lately devoted I am to document life chronologically. So let’s recall, from a whole year’s distance, how I spent the glorious July of 2015.

After I quit my job at the cardiology and spent a month at home in Budapest, I finally figured out that the form of nursing that suits me best is travel nursing. I joined an agency and took on my first assignment in the farthest Austrian town possible, Bregenz. And so did the summer, that turned out to be my best summer since years if not decades, begin.

Bregenz 1

I did my best to explore the city…

Bregenz 2

…and promptly found Europe’s narrowest house.

world's thinnest house Bregenz 6

I also met the prettiest inhabitant of the city…

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… and was constantly reminded of deep truths.


I took cable cars to the top of mountains,

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…explored new cities…

Friedrichshafen coffee

…and went to the zoo.

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I crossed the German border…

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… and almost swam over to Switzerland (too bad I’m too old not cool enough for daytime nude swimming in public, haha) (note to self: put on your swimsuit even if you’re only out for groceries. You can never know how your day turns out. Better be prepared).

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To make up for missing the Swiss waters, I made a habit of swimming in Lake Constance…

Bodensee 5

…and made sure to visit Switzerland on an other occasion. Without getting my feet wet, this time.

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I went to Liechtenstein…

Vaduz Castle 20

…where I met the long gone…

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… and the dead.

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I also got to admire tiny stone carvings inspired by Russian folk tales.

Ural Stone Carvings Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum Vaduz 39

I visited an (even for me) unusual amount of museums…

Schulmuseum Friedrichshafen 26

…to see contemporary art…

Joan Mitchell Bregenz 66

…and stunning Alemannic fashion,

Schattenburg 12

…to learn about the beginning of hormone substitution therapy,

Progynon 25

…to practice my 17th century Yiddish (haha),

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…and to play with funny clockwork toys.

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So, yeah. I have nothing to complain about. July 2015 just turned out to be really, really great.

July 30, 2016

all through the languid July day

by ada

Just in case you wanted to know what I read exactly one year ago.

July reading

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July 14, 2016

vale, vita brevis, iam non es mea vita

by ada

Esterházy Péter, 1950.04.14 – 2016.07.14

June 19, 2016

things that make me happy

by ada

Just to keep record of some of the things that otherwise would be forgotten would I hold onto chronology too strictly; things that made my life better even if only for one short moment.

One of those things was eating cherries…

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…especially twin cherries:

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My bike, Priscilla. I bought her from a Portuguese girl who has since moved back home; and decided to keep the name she gave it (I am the queen of second third fourth tenth hand bikes):

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That my bike has “happy” written on it…

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…and that she is not the only happy bike out there:

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Things I find in my bed after Milo naps in it (a half meter long plastic toy tram, a ladle, and the naked leg of a Barbie doll, just to name a few):

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My new pink Adidas ballerinas (the only piece of pink clothing I’ve ever owned, I’m fairly sure). I got them at the mall called Mercury Centrum in České Budějovice:

pink shoes 1

This mosaic. It reminds me of Wien:

mosaic Linz 1

Cats on walls…

Bad Isch cats 1

…on doormats…

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…and in my work email:

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Deer on my new hoodie:


The new Mma Ramotswe book:

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All the three and a half days of summer we’ve got this year (so far)…

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…which I used for going on bike rides…

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…and taking cable cars:

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This cheese I found at Merkur. It is so good (and it reminds me of last summer):

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That, after 5 months on raw food (and junk food), I can now finally cook again:

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That my room smells like elderflower:

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Móricka’s new manifesto: When I grow up, I will be Ada and I will take the train to places very very far and I will buy all the presents. (I feel like I’m turning into the American Auntie Rich Relative From The Other Side Of The Iron Curtain, a phenomenon I so badly envied from the neighbourhood kids while growing up in Socialist Hungary):


Those 30.863 voters who turned over the elections (Obviously, I am not allowed to vote in Austria. But I still have my opinions about my pampered, twenty-years old coworkers with their houses and swimming pools, who all voted right radical because of “young blood” and “dahoam”):

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That I’m moving out of this house (the neighbours! Give me a lonesome island!)…


…because I’m finally, finally leaving Linz. Not a day too early. My time here had so much in common with my last few Dutch months. The city that I failed to click with. The social isolation. The terrible weather (it was snowing yesterday! On the 18th of June!). The frustrating living conditions (the neighbours! Did I mention my neighbours!). The feeling that I’m stuck and that it’s not my fault. The general unhappiness this unfortunate combination brought on me. Truly, it were some miserable eight months. But it’s almost over now!

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May 20, 2016

conversations with my coworkers – part 8

by ada

At my current workplace I don’t really get a lot of opportunities to make mindful conversations with my coworkers (they prefer not to talk to me), but on the rare occasions they forget about the main policy* of the Austrian working and lower middle class**, there are chances our small talk session turns out to be quite memorable.

* Don’t Talk To Strangers! They Are Evil, Stupid And Dangerous!

**and, most likely, the aristocracy. (Un)fortunately, I have exactly zero experience with Austrian nobility, so I can’t really tell about this one


coworker: – Are you the only child of your parents?

me: – I have a sister.

coworker: – Does she have children?

me: – She has two sons.

coworker: – Well, it’s your turn now!

me: – ???

coworker: – Go on! Start to have babies!

me: – ???!!!

coworker: – Your sister has already made it. Now it’s your turn.

me: – Why should I copy every decision of my sister? What if she jumps out of the window? Should I jump too?


coworker: (shows embarrassing lack of knowledge about world history)

me: – Don’t you learn this stuff in school?

coworker: – No, we only learn about Austrian history.

me (incredulously): – What’s about the Soviet Union? The American Civil War? The French Revolution?

coworker: – We only learn about Austria.

me:  – That can’t be true. Please tell me it isn’t.

coworker (trying hard to come up with something): – Hitler got mentioned though.

me: – That’s reassuring.

(Hitler was born in Austria. Maybe that’s how he made it into the curriculum.)


coworker: – There is a good ice cream parlour in Grein.

me: – Oh, Grein, isn’t it that place with that historical theatre?

coworker: – I don’t know. I only go to Grein to get ice cream.

me: – It’s the oldest theater in Austria still in use…

coworker: – You can also have schnitzel with fries…

me: – …it’s more than two hundred years old…

coworker: – …and tafelspitz…

me: – …and is completely preserved in its original state…

coworker: – …quite expensive though…

me: – …prisoners were also allowed to visit it…

coworker: – …but you get a lot of food for your money, so it’s a good deal.

me: – …and you could even watch the performance while sitting on the toilet!

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March 19, 2016

conversations with random people about being Hungarian

by ada

Part 1.

my family doctor: – Where are you from?

me: – Hungary.

mfd: – But you don’t look Hungarian at all!

(There is no such thing as “Hungarian looks”. We don’t have a national stereotype.)

(Okay, so maybe we do.)

Part 2.

my boss: – Do you know X.Y.?

me: – No.

my boss:  – That’s not possible! He is also from Budapest!

(Budapest’s population is over two million. Shame on me for not being acquainted with every single member of it.)

Part 3. 

my coworker: – Do all Hungarians have blue eyes?

me: – ???

coworker: – The Hungarian doctor has blue eyes.

me: – Oh yeah?

coworker: – You also have blue eyes. So all the Hungarians I know have blue eyes.

(Well, that’s exactly two Hungarians out of the ten million. And my eyes are green but whatever.)

Part 4. 

the same coworker: – You shouldn’t be in contact with other Hungarians.

me: – ???

coworker: – You should use your time while living in other countries to embrace other cultures.

(I’m living in other cultures since thirteen years. I have already embraced everything that is to embrace. At one point of my life I even owned a dirndl.)

Part 5.

Austrian doctor: – Where did you go to nursing school?

me: – I went to some school in Hungary.

Austrian doctor: – I thought you were from Austria!

patient 1: – I thought you were from Switzerland!

patient 2: – I thought you were Czech!

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